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Two-Day Human Remains Recovery

The two-day course is designed for individuals interested in learning basic methods for locating and excavating buried human remains. The course will include lectures on search and excavation techniques and 1.5 days of hands on training in body excavation.

This course is open to professionals, citizen academy members, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students. Previous knowledge of anthropology and skeletal anatomy is recommended.

Upcoming dates for the course are:

October 12-13, 2019 and March 28-29, 2020

Tuition: $300

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily

Location: Freeman Ranch, 2101 Freeman Ranch Road, San Marcos, TX 78666

TCOLE Credit Available

Pay By Credit Card

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You may pay the tuition or deposit by credit card by clicking on the PAY HERE link below and following the instructions. If you have any questions please contact Sophia Mavroudas at 512-245-1900 or



Any hotel/motel within San Marcos will be within 15 minutes of the workshop site. You may ask for the Texas State Rate at some hotels for an additional discount.   

FACTS is not responsible for your stay.

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